In today’s interview we talk about the cutting edge of modern rhythmic concepts with esteemed drummer and educator Steve Langone. We go deep into some very complicated topics such as polyrhythms, metric modulation, and much, much more! Also guest hosting is drummer, Christopher Dzengelewski.
For the past twenty five years, Steve has been performing in clubs, festivals and recording studios. His versatility has allowed him to work in many different genres of music. Some of the artists Steve has performed and recorded with include :George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Osby, Rufus Reid, Miguel Zenon, Donny McCaslin, Jason Palmer, Mike Renzi, Claudio Roditi, David Hazeltine, Gray Sargent, Bill Pierce, Luis Perdomo, Antonio Sanchez, Howard Alden, Leo Genovese, Helio Alves, Herb Pomeroy, Kevin Harris, John Lockwood, Oscar Stagnaro, Anat Cohen, Avishai Cohen, Frank Lacy, Shawnn Moneiro, Rebecca Paris, Dominique Eade, Mili Bermejo, Suede, Greg Piccolo (Heavy Juice and Room Full of Blues), Luciana Souza.
Steve has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Panama, Cuba, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Albania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, China, South Korea and Oman.
Steve can also be found on over fifty recordings as a sideman, some include : Nando Michelin , Jinga Trio, Enclave, Gilson Schachnik, Kevin Harris, Shawnn Monteiro, New Stablemates, Mili Bermejo to name a few. He also has three recordings as a leader Finders Keepers, Six and Steve Langone Group.
Langone has also recorded various soundtracks for National Geographic, Sesame Street and the Miramax film Next Stop Wonderland.
In addition to his busy performance schedule, Steve also teaches at the University of Rhode Island, Wellesley College and Berklee College of Music and conducts national clinics on the subject of rhythmic concepts for musicians, and advanced rhythmic concepts for drummers. Steve is the author of “Advanced Rhythmic Concepts for the Modern Drummer Vol. 1 and Vol. 2”